Golden Tate, who had played his whole four-year career with the Seahawks, agreed to a five-year deal with the Detroit Lions on Wednesday, according to the Lions website.
Tate had spent the day in Detroit discussing his possible role on the offense, but reportedly enjoyed the idea of playing alongside Calvin Johnson.
Tim Twentyman first reported the deal.
— Detroit Lions (@DetroitLionsNFL) March 12, 2014
WR Golden Tate and the #Lions are in the process of finalizing the 5-year deal right now
— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) March 12, 2014
Tate caught 64 passes for 898 yards, both career-highs, in 2013. He also had five touchdown catches, leading the Seahawks as the team’s No. 1 receiver for most of the season. He also notched 51 punt returns for 585 return yards in the Seahawks Super Bowl-winning season.
In his career in Seattle, Tate had 165 catches for 2,195 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Tate recently tweeted this:
Wow I’m officially a Detroit #Lion. Extremely excited about the opportunity to grow with this organization.
— Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) March 12, 2014